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Better results on steeps versus flats...

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I need some pointers on what I should work on. Relative to other racers, I am faster on steep, tighter, GS courses than the typical open Nastar courses. I race in two leagues. One is on a steep hill with 8 or 9 gates...times in the high teens. Typically three or four real turns then tuck. I also ski in a beer league on a Nastar course where times are low 20's, 16 to 20 gates and basically you tuck after the second gate with maybe one or two mild turns. I beat the competition by roughly a half second on the steeps and lose by 3 to 4 tenths on the flat. A huge swing.

It is not a weight thing. I'm a big guy.

One major difference is that I run the steeps on full blown SL skis and the flats on GS skis. I have looked at results over the last three years, and it holds true that if I'm on a steep hill, I beat guys that beat me on the flats.

I will admit that I feel uncomfortable on the full GS skis initiating the turn.

Any thought would help...
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How is your skating? 

How about your pressure control? Are you going high on edge, and creating massive trenches which will just add drag on flats? 

Are your skis waxed? 

Suits?

How clean is your line? 

 

Just putting a few questions out there. If you find you're uncomfortable initiating turns on the GS skis, that could be affecting your pressure control or edge engagement, or even stance/balance.

 

Do you have any video available?

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